Table of contents for 101 improv games for children and adults / Bob Bedore.


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Contents
Contents	7
List of Games	9
Preface	13
Why Improv?	15
Where Did Improv Come From?	16
A-Commedia del'Arte	16
A-Modern Improv	16
A-And the Future?	17
The Importance of Improv	18
Teaching Improv to Children	20
Channeling the Imagination	20
Too Much & Too Little	20
It's Okay to Fail	21
Building Blocks for Beginners	22
Erasing the Fear	22
The Rules of Improv	22
A-Stop, Look, & Listen	23
Everyone On Stage Is a Genius	23
Don't Try to Be Funny.Alone.	24
Don't Ask Questions	24
Clipping	25
A-First Come, First Served	25
Never Say No	26
Putting It All Together	26
Let Them Play	27
A-Now Perform Magic	27
Antics for the Advanced	29
Performing Real Magic	29
Creating a Character	29
Voice and Body	30
Stay True to Your Character	31
One Moment Of Character Magic	32
You Can Be Anyone-Even No One	33
One Last Rule on Characters	33
Environment	33
Don't Forget the Simple Things	35
Use the Entire Stage	35
You Don't Have to Be a Mime	36
Creating the Scene	36
Keeping the Scene Going	37
Conflict in a Scene	38
What Ever You Are Doing.Sell It!	38
The Ending	39
An Improv Secret	39
Mental Lists	39
Musical Games	40
Another Improv Secret	40
Props and Costumes	41
Bending the Rules	41
Yet Another Improv Secret	42
Putting On a Show	43
Forming a Troupe	43
Practice	44
The Emcee	45
The Show	47
The Games	49
Warm-up Games	50
Exercise Games	59
Freeze Tag Games	68
Emotional Games	73
Body Games	80
Basic Scenes	87
Fairy Tale Games	93
A Little Help	98
Character Games	103
Team Work	108
Singing Games	114
Directed Games	121
On Your Toes	125
Guessing Games	133
Narrative Games	142
Mind Games	148
Bizarre Games	154
Line Up Games	161
Bonus Game!	169
List of Games
A-Commedia del'Arte	16
A-Modern Improv	16
A-And the Future?	17
Channeling the Imagination	20
Too Much & Too Little	20
It's Okay to Fail	21
Erasing the Fear	22
The Rules of Improv	22
A-Stop, Look, & Listen	23
Everyone On Stage Is a Genius	23
Don't Try to Be Funny.Alone.	24
Don't Ask Questions	24
Clipping	25
A-First Come, First Served	25
Never Say No	26
Putting It All Together	26
Let Them Play	27
A-Now Perform Magic	27
Performing Real Magic	29
Creating a Character	29
Voice and Body	30
Stay True to Your Character	31
One Moment Of Character Magic	32
You Can Be Anyone-Even No One	33
One Last Rule on Characters	33
Environment	33
Don't Forget the Simple Things	35
Use the Entire Stage	35
You Don't Have to Be a Mime	36
Creating the Scene	36
Keeping the Scene Going	37
Conflict in a Scene	38
What Ever You Are Doing.Sell It!	38
The Ending	39
An Improv Secret	39
Mental Lists	39
Musical Games	40
Another Improv Secret	40
Props and Costumes	41
Bending the Rules	41
Yet Another Improv Secret	42
Forming a Troupe	43
Practice	44
The Emcee	45
The Show	47
Warm-up Games	50
1. Blind Sculpture	51
2. Counting	52
3. Fortunately/Unfortunately	53
4. One Word Story	54
5. Walking	55
6. What Are You Doing?	56
7. What Is It?	57
8. Where Is It?	58
Exercise Games	59
9. Any Scene	60
10. Bus Stop	61
11. Follow the Leader	62
12. Hitchhiker	63
13. One Word Sentence	64
14. Talk or Die	65
15. Tag Out	66
16. Yesman Advertising	67
Freeze Tag Games	68
17. Freeze Tag (Regular)	69
18. Freeze Tag (Blind)	70
19. Freeze Tag from a Hat	71
20. Freeze Tag Forward Reverse	72
Emotional Games	73
21. Emotions	74
22. Emotional Boundaries	75
23. Emotional Relay	76
24. Emotional Storytelling	77
25. Faces	78
26. Scripted Scene	79
Body Games	80
27. Action Figures	81
28. Bionic Parts	82
29. Discworld	83
30. Olympics	84
31. Stand Up, Sit Down, Bend Over	85
32. Stunt Double	86
Basic Scenes	87
33. Animal Soap Opera	88
34. Between the Lines	89
35. First Line, Last Line	90
36. Oscar-Winning Moment	91
37. Pieces of Paper	92
Fairy Tale Games	93
38. Fairytale News	94
39. Fairy Tale Courtroom	95
40. Fairy Taled	96
41. VH1's Behind the Fairytale	97
A Little Help	98
42. Columns	99
43. Fiendish Torture	100
44. Helping Hands	101
45. Prompt	102
Character Games	103
46. Animal Police	104
47. Bad Advice	105
48. Characters and Objectives	106
49. Old Job/New Job	107
Team Work	108
50. Double Date	109
51. The Oracle	110
52. Soap Interpreter	111
53. Speak As One	112
54. Spelling Bee	113
Singing Games	114
55. Blues Song	115
56. Da Doo Run Run	116
57. Gibberish Opera	117
58. Musical Between the Lines	118
59. Object of Desire	119
60. Three Headed Monster	120
Directed Games	121
61. Barnyard Symphony	122
62. Emotional Symphony	123
63. Genres	124
On Your Toes	125
64. Accents	126
65. Film & TV Styles	127
66. Four Ways to Die	128
67. Lie Detector	129
68. Occupations	130
69. Shopping Mall	131
70. Superheroes	132
Guessing Games	133
71. Indian Poker	134
72. Late for Work	135
73. Murder Mystery!	136
74. News Quirks	137
75. Party Quirks	138
76. Plea for Help	139
77. The Return Department	140
78. What Am I Doing Here?	141
Narrative Games	142
79. A & E Biography	143
80. Coming Attractions	144
81. Creator	145
Mind Games	148
84. Dr. Seuss	149
85. History Bluffs	150
86. Questions? Anyone?	151
87. SAS	152
88. Shakespeare	153
Bizarre Games	154
89. Ball of Mucus	155
90. Bucket of Water	156
91. Dead People	157
92. Evil Twin	158
93. Hecklers	159
94. Superhero Eulogy	160
Line Up Games	161
95. Bunch of Blanks	162
96. Hats	163
97. Hot Spot	164
98. Props	165
99. Scenes Not Seen	166
100. Slogans	167
101. World's Worst	168
Bonus Game!	169
StoryThon!	169
 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Improvisation (Acting)Games